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Sec. Sonny Perdue
31st Secretary . Husband, Father of 4, Big Buddy to 14 grandchildren. , , , former two-term Gov. of GA.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 25
We want customers in British Columbia to have the opportunity to buy our great American wine. The practice of discriminating against U.S. wine is unfair and cannot be tolerated any longer.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 24
Farmers are the backbone of America and need access to a legal and stable workforce so they can continue the noble cause of feeding our nation and the world. , , & I plan to modernize the H-2A visa program. More here:
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 23
New leaders at , as today I had the honor to swear in administrators for key agencies: Carmen Rottenberg of , Richard Fordyce of & Bruce Summers of . We look forward to working with them!
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 23
When you're talking about the with Texans, it's better to be in uniform (or hat). Great to see House Ag Chairman , who brought Chancellor Robert Duncan of & Dr. Brian May, President of .
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 21
We just wrapped up our 4th Tour, with visits to New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming & Nebraska (town hall with in Alliance, NE pictured here). Hearing the voices of the people of agriculture. Here's why we go on the road:
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 20
In just over a year as Secretary of Agriculture, I've visited 38 states. Just wrapped up 4th Tour to highlight commitment to rural America. After swing thru New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming & Nebraska, here's my op-ed in :
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 18
A Farm Bill is necessary to provide farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers with the stability and predictability they need. Our farmers feed the people of this nation and the world, and they deserve the certainty of a Farm Bill.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 18
House scheduled to vote today on . Our farmers are the bedrock of America, putting their hands in the soil to feed our nation. Important to support our farmers with the certainty of a Farm Bill.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 17
In Alliance, Nebraska, is in full effect. , , in the house at our town hall.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 17
Kicking off a town hall meeting in Alliance, NE with at Ackerman Ag Service & Supply. Thanks to Callan Ackerman for hosting!
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 17
Just arrived at Ackerman Ag Service & Supply in Alliance, Nebraska, greeted by owner Callan Ackerman and family, and . We're about to hold a town hall meeting on NE ag issues. Final stop on our 4th Tour.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
What would a trip to Wyoming be without a visit with the kids from ? They made it out to see us, even if one is still recovering from a rodeo injury.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
Hardy folk here in Cheyenne, as we discuss ag issues with the Wyoming Stock Growers. Trade is at the forefront, but they also care about labor scarcity and burdensome regulations that prevent them from fully using their own land. Tour rolls on. Nebraska tomorrow.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
Climb Wyoming is a great program helping low-income single moms w/job skills to move off assistance into sustainable careers. From office skills to truck driving. Right in line with efforts in to move SNAP recipients into work if they're able.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
Hello, Wyoming... Tour rolls on.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
Trying my hand at blow darts, one way to sedate feral swine. Once the hogs are captured, they are collared and tagged so they can lead us back to their friends. National Wildlife Research Center is a fascinating place.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
They're fighting rabies at 's Nat'l Wildlife Research Ctr in Fort Collins. Worldwide, there are still about 60,000 human cases of rabies - mostly transmitted by canines - each year. The goal is to wipe it out by 2030. Tour rolls on through Colorado.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
Drones are used at Nat'l Wildlife Research Ctr to locate and track feral swine. This aircraft has a range of six miles.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
Fascinating work done at 's National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins. With DNA testing, they can pinpoint what animals are responsible for certain livestock kills. Like our own CSI Agriculture.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue May 16
In the cryo facility at in Fort Collins, liquid nitrogen keeps plant and animal samples viable at -196 degrees C. One of the largest, most advanced operations in the world.
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